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Prosthetics are instruments that take the place of a limb that is missing through a congential disorder, disease or trauma. Every prosthesis is crafted to each individual patient's condition. Renew Prosthetics and Orthotics provides care to Lower Extremity Prosthetic and Upper Extremity Prosthetic patients throughout the Charlotte area. As an American Board Certified Prosthetist, Mollie Matthews utilizes the latest technologies, including 3-D printing, microprocessor-controlled prosthetics and myoelectric-controlled prosthetics to custom-tailor the best solution for each patient.
Lower Extremity Prosthetics
These prosthetics include:
- Transfemoral/Above Knee Prosthetics
- Transtibial/Below Knee Prosthetics
- Symes/Below Knee Prosthetics
- Partial Foot Prosthesis
Lower extremity prosthetics replace missing limbs to provide the patient the mobility that include including walking, running and even swimming with some of the more advanced water-proof components. In most cases, an amputee patient initially receives a temporary prosthesis while the residual limb heals and conforms into it’s cylindrical or cone shape. A more permanent prosthesis will be prescribed when the limb matures. However, this prosthesis will have to be adjusted over time (and eventually replaced) as the shape of the residual limb will continue to change.
- Cleg Knee
- X3 Knee
- Genium Knee
- Proprio Ankle
- Meridium Ankle
Microprocessors have been introduced into prosthetics, including the Microprocessor Controlled Knee and Microprocessor Controlled Ankle/Foot. The microprocessor performs thousands of computations every second to help control the mechanical/hydraulic system in the prosthetic which helps mimic a more natural leg movement. This provides for not only better mobility but better safety and prevention of falls.
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
This class of prosthetics encompasses
- Partial Hand Prosthetics
- Wrist Disarticulation Prosthetics
- Below Elbow Prosthetics
- Elbow Disarticulation Prosthetics
- Above Elbow Prosthetics
- Myoelectric Controlled Hand
Upper extremity prosthetics have come a long way with the development of myoelectric controlled hands, which run on external electrical power. These advancements enhance the patient's functional capabilities. As with lower extremity prosthetics, in most cases an upper extremity amputee patient initially receives a temporary prothesis while the residual limb heals and conforms into its shape.
Mollie Matthews and her team at Renew Prosthetics and Orthotics are here in Mooresville to help prosthetic patients from all across the Charlotte region to find the best solution for each situation.